18th Zsigmondy Colloquium 2023

18th Zsigmondy Colloquium 2023, 4.-6. April, Berlin

The Event

The 18th Zsigmondy Colloquium of the German Colloid Society will take place in Berlin at the Technische Universität Berlin.

The Zsigmondy colloquium aims at younger researchers at the pre- and post-doc levels in the field of colloid, sur­face and interface science. Our goal is to foster commu­nication between researchers from universities and other research institutions and industry.

Event time

The conference will start at 11:00 am on the 4th and end at 01:30 pm on the 6th of April 2023.


  • characterisation of colloidal systems
  • chemistry and physics of functional colloids
  • surfactants, microemulsions, emulsion, and vesicles
  • hydro- and oleogels   
  • formulations
  • theory and simulation

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Michael Gradzielski
  • Prof. Annette Andrieu-Brunsen
  • Prof. Andreas Fery



Abstract submission:

Talks - March 9th
Posters - March 29th

Registration: March 29th

Confirmed Talks: March 23rd

Registration fee:

PostDoc/Professor/other participants: 160.00 € (regular fee)

Student/PhD Student: 100.00 € (reduced fee, proof of student status needed)

The registration fee includes the lunch snack of the 5th of April and coffee breaks. It also covers the cost of the conference dinner taking place in the evening of the 5th of April. Information on the payment method and deadlines will follow shortly.

If you want just to participate in the conference, please send an email to zsigmondy2023(at)molmat.tu-berlin.de with the Subject "FamilyName GivenName / Simple Participant for Zsigmondy2023". Add also your status (student or post-doc/professor) and affiliation in the text. Then pay the registration fee to:

Participants will be informed about the payment modalities by an email

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

For the submission:

You must select oral presentation or poster (or if you are content with both versions).

People who apply for oral presentation and are not selected will have the opportunity to present their work in the poster session (April 4th and 5th).

Please use the Word template and send both, a .docx and a .pdf, with the abstract to the email address: zsigmondy2023(at)molmat.tu-berlin.de


Download the abstract template file here (Docx, 33 KB).


Scientific Programme

Download preliminary programme (PDF, 85 KB). Programme will be finalised during the weekend.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Anne-Laure Fameau (INRAE, Lille)
  • Martin Haase (Utrecht University)
  • Dominik Horinek (Universität Regensburg)



The 18th Zsigmondy Colloquium will take place at TU Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 124, 10623 Berlin, Germany (TC Building).


Public transport connections:

The main building can be reached by metro (Ernst-Reuter-Platz), S-Bahn (Zoologischer Garten and Tiergarten) and bus (Ernst-Reuter-Platz). 

Trip planner:

Berlin area:  https://www.bvg.de/en/connections/connection-search (Destination: Strasse des 17. Juni 135)

Travel information:

Via train --> Berlin Hauptbahnhof,

From there,  two stops by S-Bahn to Tiergarten (15 min incl. 690 m walk) or bus 245 to Marchstr. (approx. 25 min).

Via plane  --> BER Airport

From there, public transport to S Tiergarten (50-60 min incl. 690 m walk) or U Ernst-Reuter-Platz. (approx. 60-70min).

Helpful Information

Nearest Hotels

Hotel Novum Gates, Knesebeckstr. 8-9,

Hotel Indigo Berlin Ku'Damm, Hardenbergstr. 15,

Aletto Hotel Kudamm, Hardenbergstr. 21,

Hotel Motel-One Berlin Ku'Damm, Kantstr. 10,

Novotel Hotel am Tiergarten, Strasse des 17. Juni 106-108,

B&B Hotel Berlin-Tiergarten, Englische Str. 1-4,

Hotel Hansablick, Flotowstr. 6,

The niu Flash, Franklinstr. 25,

Select Hotel Style Berlin, Franklinstr. 23,